Mar 18, 2013 2:30am PDT
challenges to voter i.d. laws in south carolina and texas. >>> we move on to business. today cypress' parliament will hold an emergency vote to approve bailout terms. it appears the country's law patients would not approve that measure which would result in a loss of much-needed funds. what it means for the rest of europe? we chenlg in with steve sedgwick live in london for us. good morning. >> very good day to you. just when you think europe's getting its act together another crisis comes along. we've had greece, spain, italy, ireland, portugal, now cyprus, the sec-smallest nation wind the european union. what is different about this potential bailout is the original cost is around 18 billion euros for the imf and cb but they want to get the costs down by taxing depositors. this would be the first time this is done. basically anyone who's got money in their account would have a levy before they can get to their money. today is a bank holiday. if you had under 100,000 euros in your account, every penny would have a 6.8% tax on it. if you have over 100,000 euros, a 9.9% tax. it's the
Mar 22, 2013 2:30am PDT
the repeal of the president's health care law. tomorrow marks three years since the legislation was signed into law. according to michelle bachmann, failing to do away with it will have dead lly consequences. >> the american people, especially vulnerable women, vulnerable children, vulnerable senior citizens now get to pay more and they get less. that's why we're here. because we're saying let's repeal this failure before it literally kills women, kills children, kills senior citizens. let's not do that. let's love people. let's care about people. let's repeal it now while we can. >> standing room only. put a couple seat fillers behind those people when they speak. >>> health insurers are warning that premiums could go up for businesses and individuals and in some cases by 116%. the obama administration says generally the cost of premiums should go down once many customers receive government subsidies. >>> now to business where cyprus is given until monday by the european central bank to agree to a new bailout term to stabilize the nation's banks. the deadline has lawmakers scrambli
Mar 21, 2013 2:30am PDT
regulations, republicans are calling for existing laws to be enforced. >> do you think background checks and improving background checks will be part of that? >> they should actually do a real background check on everyone. and maybe the department of justice ought to enforce the law. >> still vice president joe biden one of the main advocates on a ban on military style rifles says he believes most americans agree with him. >> the competing budget plans are mild apart but at least there is not a government shutdown to worry about, at least for a while. the senate passed a bill to keep federal agencies funded through the end of september. round of applause. the rare bipartisan compromise was approved by a 73-26 vote. while the xrester's $8$85 billi cuts stay in place, there are more cuts. the plan now moves to the house where it is expected to pass. >>> despite promises to close down the detention center at guantanamo bay, the u.s. is considering a $150 million overhaul now of the facility. the plans include a new dining hall, hospital and guard barracks. lawyers for detainees say u
Mar 26, 2013 2:30am PDT
controversial law banning same-sex marriage in california. it's anyone's guess which way the justices will rule. but they certainly have a long list of options. and we'll bring them to you. first, prop 8 could be upheld leaving gay couples without the right to marry in california and leaving other state laws untouched. but things are more complicated if prop 8 is struck down. a broad ruling would allow same-sex marriage in california. it would also apply to similar state laws across the country. a middle of the road option known as a nine-state solution would apply to states that only allow civil united nations. it would not affect marriage bans in other states. and a narrow ruling would allow gay marriage only in california. but the justices could also decide that sponsors of prop 8 don't have the proper standing to represent california in the case. that could allow a lower court decision to declare prop 8 unconstitutional and to remain in place. a lot of options there. watching from inside the courtroom will be chief justice john roberts' cousin who is gay. she told the "l.